Kanye West recently collaborated with A.P.C. and worked with designer Jean Touitou to do a capsule collection. It consisted of a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a hoodie. It took two entire years to make. Because of hold ups? No, because Kanye West is, pretty unsurprisingly, difficult to work with.
It took us two years to create just three items… Kanye has strong obsessions and wants to go in so many different directions — basically, he wants to redo the whole universe. When we finally finished this collection, I felt like, Okay, if I made this happen, then I can achieve peace in the Middle East.”
It was just jeans and a hoodie and a t-shirt. Only three pieces. Not a lasting plan for peace.
Are you now obsessed with figuring out how Kanye wanted to change the entire universe in his creation of a t-shirt? I think we’re probably assuming that he just wanted to go over the design countless times, but I think Kanye West is enough of an oddball that he might actually want the t-shirt to function as some sort of time-travel device/invisibility cloak etc.
Sometimes I really, really believe that Kanye West is some sort of Chauncey Gardiner figure, and that we’re all just reading a lot into him that may not really be there.
I mean, the most amazing part of this story, to me, may be that he was originally introduced as “Kenny.”
But, hell, maybe that t-shirt will change the universe. We’ll let him finish.
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